Medieval Trade in Central Europe, Scandinavia, and the Balkans (10th-12th Centuries)

A Comparative Study


In the historiography of trade in the Middle Ages, there is a wide current of theoretical consideration referring to the ways contemporaries perceived trade. The present work pays specific attention to how trade functioned within the range of the influence of the Ottonian Empire and Byzantium, from the 10th to 12th centuries. This book attempts to verify these concepts in the extensive available source. The manner of circulation of goods and the phenomenon of accumulating goods is a significant product of the present book, demonstrating how imperial influences that perceived through the prism of generative centres on the peripheries of Europe.

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Piotr Pranke is a lecturer at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He has published monographs and many articles in Polish, German and English. He is interested in Early Medieval Scandinavia, ‘economy’ and the first Piast’s state.
Milos Žečević is a PhD student in History at (Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy / Kazimierz the Great Univeristy) UKW in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He has published monographs, and many articles in Polish, Serbian and English. He is interested in dependent population in the Balkans in the Middle Ages.
All interested in Medieval Studies, specifically economics and cultural exchange in frontier regions, and everyone concerned in the archaeology and history of East – Central, Central and Northern Europe in the Middle Ages.